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Publications, Events and Performances

Footnotes to Water, 2019, poetry collection

footnotes to water coverZoë Skoulding's poetry collection Footnotes to Water (Seren Books, 2019), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, includes sequences of poems written in response to the hidden rivers of Bangor and Paris, the Adda and the Bièvre. Its cover, by Ben Stammers, is a photograph taken in a bus stop in Bangor, looking up at a gull's feet.

Footnotes to the Adda, 2020, audio download

Zoë Skoulding performs her poems set to field recordings by Alan Holmes, along with a guest poem in Welsh from Siân Melangell Dafydd and voices of citizens of Bangor (Eric Jones, Meryl Barton and Maeyc Hewitt).



Performance of rAdda, a collaborative exploration of Bangor’s Afon (River) Adda in Storiel.

La Bièvre: Paris 1st April 2016

Zoë Skoulding, Cathy Heyden, Alan Holmes and Jean Portante present a performance exploring the hidden river la Bièvre at the Maison de la Poésie, Paris, 1st April 2016.

Siân Melangell Dafydd and Zoë Skoulding – Paris 1st April 2016

Welsh poets Siân Melangell Dafydd and Zoë Skoulding perform an interactive piece exploring the hidden course of the ‘lost’ river La Bièvre at Maison de la Poésie, Paris on April 1st 2016.

Past events (2016)

An evening of sound, words and images

Saturday 15.10.2016

Storiel, Bangor

An evening of sound, words and images (poster)

19:00 Complimentary refreshments
19:30 Performance

This event is a result of a multidisciplinary project focussed on Bangor and its hidden river, the Adda. It will include work by poet Zoë Skoulding, musician Alan Holmes, and visual artist Ben Stammers.


You are here!

A chance to take a new look at Bangor.

Saturday April 9th 11am– 3pm

Ben Stammers and Zoë Skoulding invite you to join their explorations of the River Adda. They will be in the Deiniol Centre on Saturday April 8th 11–3 making a sensory map of the Adda’s route through central Bangor, for which they invite your help. At 12, 1 and 2 there will be a short walk to listen to the river.


Saturday 5th March 1.30–4.30

Meeting point: Cherry tree next to Topps Tiles, just off Tesco roundabout

End point: Crosville Club, Hirael

Take the pulse of Bangor’s hidden artery…

Join an exploratory walk following the city’s invisible river from source to sea. Share your responses, thoughts, or memories.

The walk will finish with refreshments at the Crosville Club, and a chance to contribute to rAdda, a collaborative art project led by Ben Stammers and Zoë Skoulding.

Arrangements can be made to bring people back to the start point after the walk.


Please let us know if you’d like to join us for this walk:


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